The Department of Surgery Outstanding Citizenship Award is given annually to two faculty members who exemplify an unwavering dedication to the department, their colleagues and the community.

Past Recipients

Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, MSc
Stephanie Nitzschke, MD, MS

Robert Riviello, MD, MPH
Jennifer Shin, MD, SM

Applications are now closed.

Candidates should be chosen based how closely they align with the following criteria.

Service to the Department: volunteering for departmental and hospital committees, network outreach and other divisional duties
Professionalism and Inclusivity: treats everyone encountered with respect; promotes diversity, inclusion and equity
Education and Resident Involvement: goes above and beyond to mentor and educate trainees
Commitment to Faculty Members: an unwavering commitment to the professional, personal, and emotional well-being of fellow faculty members
Excellent Representation of the Department Locally, Regionally and Nationally:  scholarship, media and leadership
Community Relations and Volunteerism: community activities on behalf of the department, hospital, patients and their families

Nominated faculty must have a Harvard Medical School rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate professor and less than 12 years experience as an attending surgeon.

Application Requirements:

  • One Nomination Letter
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae (Must be in Harvard format)

The deadline for nominations will be announced soon. Applications should be sent to